Undergraduate Research Week 2018 Schedule of Events




Undergraduate Research and design and creative activities are taking place all over our amazing UC Davis campus and its time to show off your research. Submit a photo to the “Show us YOUR Research” photo contest and enter to win prizes. Prizes included free lunch, specialized one-on-one advising, gift cards, and more! The photo contest will take place Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 12th. Photo contest entries must be submitted by 5pm PST on Friday, October 12th to be considered for the photo contest. For contest rules and regulations refer to urc.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate-research-photo-contest.

Shields Library Research Poster Display 

View a selection of undergraduate student research posters featuring examples of important research in a variety of fields across campus. Posters will be on display from Monday, October 8th through Friday, October 12th

How to Become a Psychology Researcher

Join the Department of Psychology for an informal discussion and learn about research opportunities within the department. Refreshments will be provided.
Young Hall,  Meeting Room 166, 10:30 11:30 a.m.
Contact: Simona Ghetti, sghetti@ucdavis.edu

How to Make An Effective Academic Poster

Learn important tips and resources to help you communicate your research effectively through an academic research poster.
Student Community Center,  Meeting Room D, 1:10 – 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Elizabeth M. Nuñez, emnunez@ucdavis.edu

Discover Research for International Students

Learn Strategies on how to get involved on a research project with a UC Davis faculty member.
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D, 3:10 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact:  Samantha Snively, snsnively@ucdavis.edu

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Info Session and Writing Workshop

Get advice and feedback on how to write a competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.
Student Community Center, Meeting Room E, 4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Contact:  Annaliese Franz, akfranz@ucdavis.edu

Take it to the Next Level: How Research Prepares you for Grad School

The department of Pre-Graduate/Law Advising in the Office of Educational Opportunity and Enrichment Services will host a pre-grad workshop that explores the ways in which research enhances your grad school application. 
South Hall, Room 114, 4:10 – 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Cloe Le Gall-Scoville, clegalls@ucdavis.edu

CAMP and MURPPS Mixer and Informational

Come interact with current research assistants who will share their undergraduate research experience as CAMP (California Alliance for Minority Participation and MURPPS (Mentorships for Undergraduate Research Participants in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences) students. Information regarding the application process will also be shared.  Refreshments provided. Applications are due October 15, 2018. 
URC Conference Room, Student Community Center 2nd floor, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Contact:  Elizabeth M. Nuñez, emnunez@ucdavis.edu


How To Get Involved In Research

Gain valuable insights about how to get involved in research and learn about resources that can support and enhance your undergraduate research experience.
Student Community Center, Meeting Room D, 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.
Contact: Elizabeth M. Nuñez, emnunez@ucdavis.edu

Faculty Panel: Languages and Literatures

Learn about research in the humanities from a panel of Languages and Literatures faculty. Hear about their unique paths to research and decision-making processes. Refreshments will be served.
Olson Hall, Room 53A, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Elizabeth Yang, elzyang@ucdavis.edu

Ask A Mentor

Ask a Mentor: Everything You Want to Know About Research
Are you a first or second year humanities & social sciences student interested in research but not sure what it looks like in your field? Come network with graduate student mentors who will be on hand to answer all your questions about getting involved in research and finding mentorship.
Student Community Center, Meeting Room E, 3:10 – 4:00 p.m.
Contact:  Samantha Snively, snsnively@ucdavis.edu


Research Resource Tabling Event

Network with experts on undergraduate research program involvement. Participants include the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Goldwater Scholarships, the VIP program, the Lang Prize, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Research Abroad and many more. Enter our raffle to win prizes!
Student Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Contact: urc@ucdavis.edu

Global Disease Biology Open House

Join the department of Global Disease Biology for an open house.  Network with current students and faculty and learn how you can get involved in undergraduate research.
Hutchinson Hall, Room 156, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Contact: Bianca Ludvig Arao, blarao@ucdavis.edu



Information Session: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Panel with Dr. David Olson and Dr. Dylan Murray

Come listen to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates talk about their research and how to get involved as an undergraduate! Please RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/yawt4b3z
Memorial Union, DeCarli room, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Perry Gee, prgee@ucdavis.edu

American Studies Fall Welcome and Research Roundtable

Learn more about research and creative projects in the humanities with a roundtable discussion, Q&A session, and opportunity to meet faculty members one-on-one. We welcome everyone from transfers and "non-traditional" students to first-years looking to get a head start. Plus free pizza!
Hart Hall, Room 3201, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Rodrigo Bonilla, rbbonilla@ucdavis.edu


Provost’s Undergraduate Fellowship Info Session

Tips on how to write a strong grant proposal to get up to $1,800 in research funding.
Student Community Center, Room 2305, (URC Conference Room), 12:10 – 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Elizabeth M. Nuñez, emnunez@ucdavis.edu